London Mini-Break – Day 3 (of 3): Suits you Sir!

Our final day in London today! Ahh, that's better! I feel a walk down Oxford Street coming on (before midday!) On our list today... The Samsung Shop in Oxford Street St. Paul's Cathedral A trip to the Theatre ...and knowing us, maybe more! 😊 9.20am: We were out earlier than yesterday, but confident we'd miss…

London Mini-Break – Day 2 (of 3): Birthday Boy (2019)

Here we are then, in the capital for my Birthday celebrations! After yesterday's retail therapy, today, it's all about sight-seeing, and we're off to visit Westminster Abbey and The Banqueting House ...and maybe more!That means there's at least THREE relics on show in London today then! 😉 7.20am: Another lie-in - that's the second one…

London Mini-Break – Day 1 (of 3)

We're on a three-day mini-break in London that'll incorporate my birthday celebrations tomorrow. Last time we visited the capital was back in August when we stayed 'up-west'. This time though, we're on the opposite side (literally) and heading for east London where Stratford will be our home for the duration. 9.35am: OK, the weather forecast…

Noshing with the Neighbours

Well, we haven't done this in a while! - a mega-neighbours' get-together! Whereas last year, during the World Cup, we were in each other's homes for most of the matches, enjoying endless food and drink - in 2019, not so much! Still, Ann and I soon remedied that with an open invitation to 16 of…

A Touch of the Exotic

Gosh! It's been a while since we were last here! - November 2016 actually! We journeyed to the centre of Kettering town with Julie and Bev for a Curry at the excitingly-named (and once oft-visited) The Exotic Dining. The food has always been excellent here and I'm not sure why we've been away so long…

Best Nest!

Ann and I drove over to Stratford-upon Avon for our regular(ish) get-together with good friends: Alan, Mags, Ian and Ann. Our eatery of choice this time was The Swan's Nest Hotel opposite the River. It was the in-house eatery Bistrot Pierre that was our ultimate destination and I thought we'd never been to it before,…

Film: Downton Abbey

Off to our fave cinema - Cineworld at Rushden Lakes - for the just-released TV-series-turned-movie: Downton Abbey. If you fancy a 'bit of posh' you couldn't do better than this! 😁 Most of the recurring characters from the TV series make it to the big-screen outing, with just a few omissions (due to actors' unavailability).…

£1-a-Day (2019) – How Did We Do?

£1-a-Day 2019 How Did We Do?

Archery Outside-In

Friday is here again and that means our Archery Lessons continue... I'm flaggin' This is our last week (for 2019) where the Club will be shooting outside (due to an earlier sunset affecting the light). Next time we move inside to a local school until March-time next year. Due to other commitments - including a…

Six Go Swinging!

A short drive to Rushden tonight with David, Valerie, Jo and Janet for the Rushden & District RAFA's "Swing's the Thing" Concert. We'd been invited to this fund-raising event by good friends Richard and Pauline, and being local, it didn't take us long to get there. However, our unfamiliarity with the immediate area meant that…